Govt urged to review cuts in backbencher MPs’ allocations

SIBU: The reduction in constituency allocations for government backbencher MPs will have a negative impact on the people, says Datuk Larry Sng.

The Julau MP said in a Facebook post on Friday (Feb 3) that he hoped the government would consider restoring the allocation rather than reducing it.

He pointed out that under three previous administrations, government MPs were given the same allocation.

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“Additional allocation of RM500,000 was even provided for MPs from East Malaysia.

“Now about 70% of funding for our constituency has been slashed,” he said.

It was reported on Thursday (Feb 2) that constituency allocations for government backbencher MPs this year have been reduced by more than 65%.

It is learnt that allocations for this year have been cut from RM3.8mil to RM1.3mil.

The RM1.3mil consists of a RM1mil outright grant and another RM300,000 for service centre operations.